Sarah steers herself to win

DRIVING FORCE... Pupil Sarah Daoud receives her prize from Kevin Winter, left, from Plaxton, and Dan Davey, headteacher of Scarborough College Junior School. Submitted
DRIVING FORCE... Pupil Sarah Daoud receives her prize from Kevin Winter, left, from Plaxton, and Dan Davey, headteacher of Scarborough College Junior School. Submitted
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A SCARBOROUGH student has driven away with a top prize after impressing in an engineering competition.

Sarah Daoud, from Scarborough College Junior School, triumphed in a contest organised by Scarborough coach builder Plaxton, in which youngsters had to guess how much five parts for a bus cost.

The parts - a plastic fuel filler, a printed circuit board, wiring, a led headlight and a seat pocket - were valued at £480 and Sarah was closest with her estimate of £500, winning a 2007 centenary limited edition set of model vehicles from the company for her efforts.

The competition was held during Scarborough Engineering Week and Dan Davey, head of Scarborough College Junior School said he was thrilled with Sarah’s success.

He said: “I was delighted to be invited to the engineering event.

“The business community in Scarborough is clearly vibrant and supportive and for one of our children to win a prize was thrilling.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was a valuable trip out of school.”

Kevin Winter, Team Leader of Coach Engineering at Plaxton, added: “Children were given a little bit of help by encouraging them to try and relate the items on display to things they had at home to establish their value.

“We had a lot of entries, with wildly varying valuations and I am impressed Sarah managed to get so close.”